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Fox News Twitter account claims 'Obama shot dead'

Published 04/07/2011 | 11:58

A hacked Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News this morning declared that President Obama was dead.

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The account @foxnewspolitics, stated: "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead."

The string of tweets continued: "@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out", and then: "@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family."

However, it emerged that the account had been hacked by a group or individual calling themselves The Script Kiddies.

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